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A Community Working Together to Build a Better Somerville High School

The City of Somerville is building a new Somerville High School at the site of the existing one, using funds obtained locally and through a grant by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. The new campus will provide a state-of-the-art, innovative, and nurturing learning environment to SHS students for decades to come, and will serve as a premier community resource and gathering space.

Check Back Frequently for Project Updates

New information will be added to this site on an ongoing basis.
  • Construction Impacts and Updates
    Updated 3/6/2020
    • A community meeting will be held Monday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS cafeteria to discuss construction progress and outline remaining work over the next several months.
    • Primarily intended for those who live and work nearby, the presentation will focus on logistics plans and anticipated impacts of construction for abutters over the next several months.
    • At the western wing, contractors continue installing glass curtainwalls on the exterior and shoring up walls on the interior. Exterior walls are being framed at the eastern wing, and crews are forming and placing concrete for new stairs in front of the former library/future auditorium building.
  • FAQs
    What is the project timeline?

    1. Phase 1 New Building West Construction: April 2018 to August 2019
    2. Phase 2 New Building East Construction: June 2019 to August 2020
    3. Phase 3 Demolition & Site Improvements: June 2020 to May 2021


    How can I stay informed about the construction timeline and impacts?


    The City maintains a biweekly email update group for residents and businesses. To sign up, email JRossetti@somervillema.gov. Parents and guardians of current Somerville High School students and rising freshmen will receive regular project updates via email and/or voicemail from the District.
  • Construction Camera Feed
  • September 2020

    Update Tour

  • December 2019

    Phase 2 Topping Off Ceremony

  • November – December 2019

    Phase 2 Steel Progression

  • October 2019

    Phase 2 Steel Installation Begins

  • August 2019

    Phase 1 Steel Topping Off Ceremony

  • July 2019

    E Building Demolition

  • June 2019

    Phase 1 Structural Steel Installation

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  • May 2019

    Gym Roof Reconstruction

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  • March 2019

    Foundation Wall Construction

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  • February 2019

    Foundations Begin

  • January – February 2019

    Soil Nail Wall Installation

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  • November 2018 – February 2019

    Central Hill Monument Relocation

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  • October 2018 – February 2019

    Soil Excavation & Export

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  • September 2018

    Debris Removal

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  • June – August 2018

    East 1929 Classroom Wing Demolition & Abatement

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Contact us:
shsfuture@somervillema.gov